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REVIEW: 500-peso ($10) Cheap Shopee & Amazon Z'oreya Makeup Brushes


Shopee has gained much popularity in recent years. I remember when they were just starting out in 2015. Back then, the majority of the products being sold on the e-commerce app were secondhand items from small-time sellers. As years passed by, it has managed to bring in new sellers with a wider range of products to choose from, and the next thing I knew, it has become the local version of Amazon.

But it did not get to where it is today for nothing. Shopee is an interesting place. Here, you can buy all sorts of products such as gadgets, electronics, cosmetics, beauty tools, food, fashion items, among other things. But what I like the best about Shopee is the items here are sold cheap. Like, insanely affordable!

Not everything being sold here is of high quality, but if you just dig deep, you'll find items that will surprise you! Just like this recent discovery that I had, the Z'oreya 15-piece Makeup Brush Set.

Cheap Makeup Brushes: Yay or Nay?

I used to hate cheap makeup brushes. I just didn't trust them. A lot of these have soft bristles but still can't blend for your life. For a long time, I just turned to my bare fingers for my makeup application. I don't wear heavy makeup anyway and only just need to blend my foundation. However, boredom got into me this quarantine period and while browsing on Shopee, I just thought why not buy a new eyeshadow palette? The problem though is that I don't have decent brushes. So aside from eyeshadow, I decided to buy a new brush set as well. At first, I wanted to get the much-raved Wet n Wild 17-piece brush set, but there were a lot of options on Shopee that are much, much cheaper.

Of course, I was skeptical. But I had to have a leap of faith and trusted the reviews that I saw on the app. After all, cheap Amazon brushes have become a trend, so I thought there's no harm in trying, right? Anyway, among the top-rated brush sets was the one by Z'oreya so I decided to go for it.


Review of Z'oreya 15-piece Makeup Brush Set

What I love about it:
  • Soft bristles
  • Doesn't hurt when tapped onto the skin
  • Blends well
  • No fallouts even after washing
  • Insanely affordable

What I don't love about it:
  • The angled foundation brush hurts a little and leaves streaks

The brush set came with a velcro pouch for storage. There are also four brush guards for the big brushes while the rest only came in plastic. The handle is made of wood and smaller than your typical makeup brushes. The bristles are soft, although some are not in place so you might have to cut them. Unlike those cheap brushes that I used in the past, these don't hurt at all when tapped onto the skin, except for the angled foundation brush. That one I hate! Among all the brushes in the set, I like the angled foundation brush the least. It hurt a little and leaves streak when applying foundation. So this one is a NO for me. But the rest of the brushes, they do their job and they do it well.

What is included in the set:
  • Flawless Face Brush (for powder application)
  • Blush Brush
  • Angled Blush Brush (best used for contouring)
  • Angled Foundation Brush
  • Angled Eyeliner Brush
  • Flat Eyeliner Brush
  • Eyebrow Brush
  • Eyelash and Eyebrow Brush
  • Flat Concealer Brush
  • Concealer Buffing Brush
  • Small Concealer Brush
  • Eyeshadow Brush
  • Blending Brush
  • Crease Brush
  • Smudge Brush


How much is it and where can I purchase?

I got this set from Shopee for P498, to be exact. It is also available on Lazada and Amazon.

Would I recommend this to a friend?

Definitely! This set isn't only great for beginners but professionals as well. However, you might have to buy a separate brush or sponge for foundation application.

Here's a look I did using these brushes.



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